Ryan Owens of Stratatomic Officially Names Travelers Rest Cultural and Performing Arts Center - Trailblazer Park
Written By James Richardson, TRTribune.com

Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest, SCTRAVELERS REST, S.C. – Grading is scheduled to begin the week of May 20 on the future Travelers Rest cultural and performing arts center on Wilhelm Winter Street, according to City Administrator Dianna Turner.

After receiving the results of a recent naming contest sponsored by the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance, council members on Thursday voted unanimously to name the new venue Trailblazer Park.

The name choice, submitted by contest winner Ryan Owens, will offer opportunities to recognize community “trailblazers” on plaques, bricks or structures within the park, Turner said.

In April, Travelers Rest council members voted to award the park's approximately $1.5 million construction contract to Georgia-based Phillips Brothers Contracting Inc. The complex, being built on the site of the former Travelers Rest High School, is slated to include an amphitheater, a covered farmers market pavilion and a festival field.

Available funding for the complex, which is being constructed without a tax increase, includes approximately $1 million from bond refinancing/restructuring and a $500K Appalachian Regional Commission grant. Any additional money needed to complete the project will come from the city's hospitality tax fund, according to city documents.

Officials anticipate construction to be complete, weather permitting, in time to hold the second annual Greater Travelers Rest Area Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-off and Vendor Fair at Trailblazer Park on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the site, Turner said.

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